The Flagler Art Department Blog, the Place to Find Out About the Lastest Art News and Events on the Flagler Campus

Monday, February 29, 2016

Catching up with Alumni:Arielle Ebenholtz

I am currently working for Valley Forge Fabrics, one of the world’s largest textile suppliers for the hospitality industry.
I work on their in-house marketing team and I am the Graphic Designer II. What I do ranges from book design, photography and
print advertising, and much more! On my free time I also freelance for a clothing company called DVMN Pigeon located in LA.
What I miss most about the Department of Art & Design are the long nights in the studio with all my classmates, and having an excuse to
drink 6 cups of coffee at night!

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Catching up with Alumni: Chelsea Alford

I'm in Atlanta working as a package designer. Here is a photo of me in my home away from home, the mock up room.
I miss the community of the Art and Design department, although I've kept in touch with many classmates and even live on the same street as Kristi Feltner now, I'll always remember the sense of family I had at Flagler. The after class happy hours weren't so bad either, even if we had to go back to the art building and pull an all nighter while hiding from the security guards afterwards.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Have you seen the MOCA recently?

Don't miss the UNFs Department of Art and Design present, The Other: Nurturing a New Ecology in Printmaking at MOCA Jacksonville.
Show runs until April 10th!

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Check out a local Alumni

Since graduating in 2011 with a major in Graphic Design and dual minors in fine art and advertising, Ashley Smith has had the pleasure of working with fantastic people in the advertising community of Jacksonville. She cut her teeth on the Floridian View Magazine where she had her photography published in the Travel, Food, and Lifestyle sections of the magazine. She was also awarded a semifinalist status for her infrared photography in the Adobe Design Awards as one of the final five selected from over 500 submissions. 

Since then, she's been moving on up through the ranks at various advertising firms where she's had the pleasure of working with some notable clients like Winn-Dixie, where she photographed and designed the Local Produce Campaign alongside her Art Director Tiffany Biziewski, another Flagler Design dept. graduate. She's also worked with some notable clients such as the Jacksonville Jaguars, BMW, BUBBA Burger, and Swisher International, to name a few.

"The thing I miss most about Flagler is the people." Ashley says. "I've made some fantastic friends that I still stay in touch with, and have learned so much from my teachers and friends along the way."

Ashley can be spotted around Jacksonville with her pup Pockets at the farmer's market, biking with her friends, visiting the tattoo shop,or playing rugby with the Jacksonville Sinners.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Catching up with Alumni: Brittany Dermers

Brittany is a freelance web designer and has created various websites and logos. Check out her work!
recent logos include
Brittany adds "A fond memory would have to be when my class went on a incognito field trip to "Shades and Blades" off king street to shop for a sword to give Luciana on portfolio night. Hope she is still whipping whippersnappers into shape! (;"

Interested in showcasing a video you produced?

Enter JACKET: A Curated Video Art Showcase. 
Deadline is March 4th 
Submit to

Valentine's Day cards designed by AIGA

Come see us in the Kenan Plaza today until Friday from 11-3!

Monday, February 8, 2016

Friday, February 5, 2016

Catching up with alumni: Sonni Delzani

"I currently work as a designer at a software company in Chicago, Illinois. I have moved around a bit job wise but have gotten to work on some pretty cool projects such as Salpica, XOCO and Frontera packaging—all for the celebrity chef, Rick Bayless. I miss the incredible tools/resources/studios available to the students. Having the ability to think of an idea and then immediately produce it using the resources available was something I absolutely took for granted. I also appreciated the huge support system supplied by peers and professors."


Drake Stevens,the Editor-in-Cheif of FLARE: the Flagler Review says, "I am reaching out to art students in attempt to collect submissions for our Spring 2016 edition."
The submission deadline is March 15!

Tune in!

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

An inside view on Alumni Rebecca Hoadley and her artistic experiences.

Rebecca Hoadley graduated with a BFA in Fine Arts and a BA in Art Education k-12. She currently teaches high school Drawing, Painting, and Printmaking at Episcopal School of Jacksonville. Hoadley paints in her home studio and is working on a series of paintings based on specific moments from her past.

"Working with high school students is such a great experience. They surprise me and they inspire me. I love working with so many different people and the opportunity to teach them creative processes. Flagler gave me a good foundation to base my teaching skills on, and I am so glad for my time there. Teaching art has been an honor...I am thankful to have taken the opportunity to pursue a BFA. Painting, ceramics, bookbinding, drawing, designing, printmaking, and portfolio classes were my favorites. There is so much I want to learn still, but thankfully Flagler has taught me how to keep learning! Art is part of my every day life, and teaching is a career I hope to improve upon. I am so thankful to the Art Professors at Flagler who didn't stop questioning me, and pushing me to try new things. They kept me accountable and encouraged me to create work that was my own. If not for their high expectations, I would never have pushed myself to learn. I miss the studios, the critiques, and the opportunities to travel and learn from working artists. Thanks Flagler Art Department!"